Topic: Role of Endoscopic Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Extrahepatic C

Role of Endoscopic Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24949368

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Re: Role of Endoscopic Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Extrahepatic C

Thanks, Gavin for posting this. 

Please note last sentence in abstract:
There is also controversy regarding the role of EUS-FNA, since even though this may increase diagnosis, it can also lead to tumor seeding. 

I may add:
Biliary brushings are needed for the diagnosis however;  percutaneous biopsies and/or biopsies performed at the time of endoscopic ultrasound should be discouraged.  It may exclude  possible inclusion for liver transplantation.
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Role of Endoscopic Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Extrahepatic C

Great addition, thanks for that Marion.

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Re: Role of Endoscopic Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Extrahepatic C

Thank you Marion nd Gavin

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Re: Role of Endoscopic Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Extrahepatic C

You are welcome, dear Lisa.

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